Rescue from floodwater

15:40 26 November 2012

�

Archant

Eight people helped to safety after flooding threatens homes in Feniton.

Firefighters helped eight people as well as dogs and a canary to safety after floodwater threatened their homes in Feniton.

Crews from Honiton and Ottery St Mary attended the incident on Saturday, November 24, at 10.13pm.

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said: “The floodwater was threatening around 50 homes, but fortunately only entered a couple of properties.

“However, the rising water was within millimetres of entering other properties.”

Those affected were taken to a local football club.

Fire crews pumped out the affected properties.

0 comments

Other News Stories

29 minutes ago
Patients, Hospiscare staff and volunteers relaxing in the comfy, homely lounge.

A warm welcome greeted patients arriving at East Devon’s new £1.2million Hospiscare Kings House Day Hospice in Honiton, after it opened last week.

Read more
41 minutes ago
The Civic Centre, Barnstaple

Council says it does not intent to spend £2.4m on repairs.

Read more
09:38
Woolsery School Council Executive:- Baz Meeson, Alice Arkless, Ben Pomeroy, Harriet Heywood and Aidan McBride with the new equipment.

Project to hand baubles from scaffolding of vacant pub raised hundreds-of-pounds for school.

Read more
Max was rushed to the vets after eating palm oil on Westward Ho!

One dog ingested palm oil on Westward Ho!, while another suddenly fell ill after walking on Wilder Beach in Ilfracombe.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 2°C

min temp: 5°C

Most Read News

Family Notices 24


Devon's trusted business finder